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17 April 2015 - 8:04pm
Election manifestos: what do they promise for cycling?
Vote Bike!
In the past week, the mainstream political parties published their manifestos. CTC campaigner, Sam Jones, takes a look at what they say about cycling.
16 April 2015 - 1:19pm
New Inclusive cycling group goes from strength to strength
Cycling4All Shropshire is a new inclusive cycling group. With help from CTC, the group has spread its wings and is now flying solo. CTC's Jayne Rodgers explains how the group is choosing a new logo.
10 April 2015 - 3:07pm
Calling all Scottish Cyclists: Let's Pedal on Parliament
Edinburgh 2014: Pedal on Parliament
What started as a one-off flash ride on the Scottish Parliament is now rapidly becoming an institution and part of the Scottish cycling calendar. Sally Hinchcliffe, one of the founding organisers, explains why this year's ride is just as important as the first.
8 April 2015 - 9:14am
Inhabiting Infrastructure: explaining cycling's complexity
Image taken from "Inhabiting Infrastructure"
This guest blog post was written by Alan Latham and Peter Wood, researchers from the Departments of Geography at University College London and The Open University. Could their publication 'Inhabiting Infrastructure' influence campaigners’ attempts to explain the need for Space for Cycling?
2 April 2015 - 8:37am
Why Vote Bike?
Vote Bike logo
If a week is a long time in politics, five years must begin to stretch into eternity, thinks campaigner Sam Jones as CTC launches Vote Bike!
27 March 2015 - 7:10pm
Quick releases
Houses of Commons -  CC Stephen Tierney of www.stephentierney.co.uk
CTC's Sam Jones questions whether we should be concerned as the Government issues five reports on cycling shortly before it is dissolved.
18 March 2015 - 10:27am
80 years of 30 mph – time for a change
Sign for 20 mph
As the 30 mph speed limit celebrates its 80th birthday, CTC Campaigns and Communications Coordinator Sam Jones makes the case for change.
24 February 2015 - 4:21pm
The benefits of local campaigning
East Sussex CTC and 1066 Cycle Club writing to councillors
We take a brief look at what local campaigners can do to boost political support for cycling in their area.
23 February 2015 - 2:53pm
Is too much technology a bad thing?
Red smart pedal
New gear for bikes is coming out all the time but is this smart technology good for cycling wonders CTC Communications volunteer Margaret-Anne Orgill
5 December 2014 - 1:03pm
Fund-raising Santa Ride for Fylde Bike It
Pictures from FBI and the santa ride poster
Buoyed by getting a permanent home at Park View in Lytham, in a container provided through ICC funding, the Fylde Bike It community group has arranged a fund-raising Santa Ride. So if you live on the Fylde Coast, pop and along and join the fun on 20 December at 11am.
19 November 2014 - 11:29am
Sharpen up your campaign skills
CTC-Cyclenation 2014
The CTC-Cyclenation annual conference takes place on Saturday 22 November, and this year it’s hosted by London Cycling Campaign. Rosie Downes, LCC’s Campaigns Manager, explains what it’s all about.
11 November 2014 - 12:16pm
What a difference a mayor makes!
Leicester cycle campaigners
It’s so great to be involved with a good, confident campaign group, says Leicester campaigner Elizabeth Barner.
6 November 2014 - 2:11pm
Fairness, and everyday cycling for people with additional needs
Elderly lady enjoying riding a trike in the park
Thanks to Katja Leyendecker, I recently became aware of the 2011 report produced by the Sustainable Development Commission and what is has to say on the subject of children, older people and those with additional needs with regard to access to cycling,
14 October 2014 - 11:52am
What if…?
Cycling in Copenhagen
CTC’s Sam Jones considers what a day in the life of a cyclist might be like by 2020 - IF the Government had committed to Funding4Cycling in 2014, AND had been investing at least £10 per head annually for the previous five years.
30 September 2014 - 4:32pm
Birmingham councillors backing cycling
Robert Goodwill MP and Labour councillors unite for cycling
As the Conservative Party Conference winds to a close Birmingham councillors came out in force to demonstrate their support for cycling.
25 September 2014 - 5:42pm
Is UK cycling at a turning point?
Riders at Manchester Mass Bike ride
CTC's newly-appointed Campaigns and Communications co-ordinator Sam Jones considers whether attitudes to cycling are changing.
18 September 2014 - 10:02am
Inspired by Space for Cycling
Emma Metcalfe and her Space for Cycling bike
Emma Metcalfe was a relatively new cyclist when she got involved with Space for Cycling, a campaign co-ordinated by CTC. She attended the training day and is spear-heading an inspiring campaign in Sheffield.
8 August 2014 - 5:37pm
Order your Space for Cycling t-shirt
Space for Cycling t-shirts
Show your support for Space for Cycling by wearing one of our Space for Cycling t-shirts!
6 May 2014 - 7:16am
Making Space for Cycling: a conference of campaigners
Campaigners from around the country met in Leeds to discuss Space for Cycling
Over 70 campaigners from around the country met up in Leeds for the first Space for Cycling campaigners conference on 3 May.
30 April 2014 - 9:50am
Space for Cycling guide sets out what Councillors need to do
Front cover of the Space for Cycling guide
To help explain what Space for Cycling means in practice, CTC, with help from our campaign group partners, has produced this guide for local decision makers.

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